As a midwife, I believe that women should be at the heart of their own care. My job is to give lots of education and options and then allow you to make choices based on what may fit your family. I want you to feel a connection with me as we strive to build a long-standing relationship that benefits you and your growing family. Appointments are longer than you might have with an obstetrician, giving more room to ask questions or just visit about life. I truly believe that women have better birth outcomes when relationship and trust develop between a midwife and her client.
Appointments are offered on a schedule similar to obstetric care:
1st appointment done at 8-10 weeks
Every 4 weeks thereafter until 28 weeks
Every 2 weeks until 36 weeks
Weekly until birth
…and as always, communication throughout!
I offer in-house lab work, but sonograms are done off-site. While we use herbs, homeopathics, and supplements, we also believe there is a time for medications. We are lucky to have a physician who sees all of our patients during their pregnancy and also allows us to prescribe and give medications should the need arise.
Labor & Delivery
I offer home birth as an option to women in Abilene, and the Big Country. It is my goal to offer you a peaceful space where you can go into labor on your own and labor at your own pace, in a calming and loving environment. As I once was a doula, I see the need and benefit of you hiring a doula, especially for anyone having their first birth or first natural birth. At births, I am accompanied by one midwife or one birth assistant. All attending to your care on the big day have been certified in CPR and neonatal resuscitation and have some background in natural birth, knowing how to encourage you through the stages of labor. We respect all beliefs, cultures and spiritual backgrounds and can offer personalized care should you have any special preferences. Your family is welcome to be present as it is your home.